I've been dying for JCrew's Exhibitor Pouchette since it was released several months ago, but was waiting for a sale. Although JCrew likes to send me an e-mail about a sale or promotion every. single. day, this bag is still hanging out at full price. So I turned to my good friend, eBay. I found one in the Beechwood color I wanted for $125. Not bad, so I bought it. A couple days later I got the shipping confirmation from the seller, along with a note saying the bag was not up to snuff with their standards & they were discounting the bag by $50. They didn't tell me exactly what was wrong with it, but they said if I was unhappy with it I could send it back. A little crestfallen, I waited, expecting the bag to arrive with a giant hole in it or worse. When I got it, there was basically a tiny mark on the bag (which could just be a variation in the leather), that's under the part that flaps over to boot. In a nutshell, it's no big deal (I'll almost certainly get worse marks on it after carrying it awhile), AND it means my bag rang in at all of $75. Score!
Enough of my yammering. Here it is in action:
I'm drawn more & more to small bags like this that I can wear cross-body. They're awesome for shopping and errand-running, and they're also small enough to chuck into a diaper bag in the near future.
bag & cardigan: JCrew, top: Joie, jeans: Gap Maternity, oxfords: Uterque, necklaces: Haute Hardware
My necklace is actually a pile of 3 different necklaces, all of which will be available at the Jingle Bash. So don't forget to come - November 20th at the Palladium. /plug Anyway, I did really quick snaps of these pieces, so forgive the less-than-stellar photo quality.
antiqued gold-plated chain + citrine
various brass chains
layered brass chains - gold toned